Convio Client Summit 2007 to Highlight Internet Strategies, Best Practices for Nonprofits to Achieve Results

2007 Client Get Together Expanded After Selling Out in 2006

Convio, Inc. — a trusted partner that leads the way in helping nonprofits use the Internet strategically to get results — today announced its second annual client conference, Convio Summit 2007, October 17-19, in Austin, TX.

Designed to help organizations be more effective in fulfilling their missions by optimizing their use of the Internet, the two-day educational conference will feature fundraising, advocacy and technology experts, partners and leading nonprofit groups presenting best practices, case studies and technical tips. Topics include integrating online and offline marketing; integrating online fundraising, marketing and advocacy; leveraging Web 2.0; effective Web content management; donor relations and other current topics.

In addition to interactive educational sessions and presentations on new ideas and technologies, the 2007 Summit will provide sessions specific to Convio's native and GetActive platform clients. The "Getting Active with Convio" sessions will focus on the needs of clients who have joined the Convio community as a result of the recent successful acquisition of GetActive Software, Inc. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in networking, share success stories and lessons learned.

"The Convio Summit is an exceptional opportunity to network with some of the most influential nonprofit fundraising, advocacy and technology leaders in the sector," said Tim Fullerton, eAdvocacy Coordinator, Oxfam America. "This year's client conference is a 'must-attend' that offers our expanded community the combination of leadership and expertise from Convio's acquisition of GetActive."

Convio is widely recognized for its impact on the nonprofit sector and its leadership in evangelizing the importance of using an online constituent relationship management (eCRM) strategy to increase donations and other forms of mission-critical support. Convio is especially renowned for developing innovative products and services that enable nonprofits to integrate constituent data from their online and offline databases, which is key for conducting effective fundraising and marketing. With more than 1,400 clients, Convio provides products, services and expertise that make the company a leader in the nonprofit technology market.

"The excitement for this year's conference reflects the value of bringing together two of the foremost software and service providers in the nonprofit sector and the market's confidence in our ability to provide the most innovative and effective Internet solutions," said Gene Austin, CEO, Convio, Inc. "Our clients, partners and employees offer a wealth of expertise and best practices, and we are eager to listen and learn how Convio can better meet the future needs of the community we serve."

Many conference sessions will be based on Convio and GetActive's work with hundreds of organizations that collectively have used the Internet to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Sessions at the Summit will cover:

  • Effectively leveraging a multi-channel, integrated marketing strategy to drive maximum results;
  • Tapping into the unprecedented power and flexibility of Convio products and services, the new standard for content management, to create high-impact Internet fundraising, marketing and advocacy campaigns;
  • Best practices for enabling database synchronization;
  • Strategies and tactics for gathering email addresses, maintaining lists, building comprehensive constituent profiles and conducting personalized communications;
  • Utilizing Convio Client Success Services to help achieve new levels of online success; and
  • Increasing awareness and driving new sources of funding through constituent-led fundraising.

For more information about the Convio Client Summit 2007, please visit: www.convio.com/summit2007.

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet strategically to build strong relationships with constituents for driving fundraising, advocacy and other forms of support. Convio has online solutions for fundraising, advocacy, Web content management, event fundraising, ecommerce and email communications. All solutions include the Constituent360™ platform, a sophisticated, online marketing database that centralizes constituent data and integrates with offline databases.

Convio's clients include American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, AVON Foundation, Easter Seals, Farm Aid, National Association of REALTORS®, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Sierra Club, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Thirteen/WNET New York. For more information, please visit www.convio.com.

Press Contact:
Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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